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John John Dead Guy Ale - Rogue Ales

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John John Dead Guy AleJohn John Dead Guy Ale

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564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.14%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Dead Guy Ale aged in Dead Guy Whiskey Barrels"

Malts: Carastan, Rogue Micro-Barley Farm Dare & Risk malts.
Hops: Saaz, Willamette, Rogue Micro-Farm Hop Yard Revolution hops.
Yeast & Water: Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

40 IBU
78 AA
16º Lovibond

(Beer added by: RedBrewer83 on 01-10-2010)
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Photo of goatxpower
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this up a Gravity in Olympia

A- looks like Dead Guy... maybe a little darker. Nice copper, gold hue. Thin head that dissipates quickly.

S- Faint aromas of malt and wood.

T- For a barrel aged beer, this is really something else. Most of the BA beers I'm used to have such an up front woodiness, or booziness in some cases. The barrel is really subdued in this beer. You get some wood and whiskey right on the nose, along with the earthy hops and bready malts of the base beer. The whiskey shows up again on the tail end, with some almost berry-like flavors. The flavors are very well integrated, and unlike many BA beers, this one is ready to drink NOW. A great example of what ELSE can be done with whiskey barrels.

M- Light, moderately carbonated, sticks around on the tongue for a while.

D- Much like the regular Dead Guy, this goes down really easy with a lot of flavor. If this came in decently priced sixers, I would buy this for a session. Not my favorite style, but nonetheless, awesome.

goatxpower, Jan 29, 2010
Photo of Docer
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally found this to try.... of all the hype, and wide spread release... it actually showed up in Vancouver WA. Must be easier to find in Japan.

- Copper clear brew.. fuzzy fingers of white head down to a thin steady 1/8th inch of fizz.

- Sweet grains, biscuit, caramel, smokey woodiness.. light bitterness... hides it's scent rather well.

- Smooth vanilla and oak character... sweet, caramel, bitter pine hop... all blended really well. Almost like a cream soda. Very surprised.

- Smooth, lightly creamy, slightly chewy bitter... overall well carbonated.

- Much more drinkable than even the flagship dead guy.. like a slightly sweet cream soda of beers... rather flavorful, well thought out, and made.

Docer, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of erosier
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a nice amber orange color with a tall and thick tan colored head that laces the glass very nicely on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted and toasted malts, a big whiskey aroma consisting of nice oak notes, and a nice quick hop aroma at the end of the nose.
T: Tastes of sweet toasted malts, deeper caramelized malts, oak notes and a big whiskey flavor with a hint of hops which is pretty nice.
M: Very smooth, warming, lighter feeling than I thought it would be, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Pretty drinkable, but the whiskey was the main flavor in this one so you'd better like Dead Guy Whiskey. Overall a really cool idea and I liked how it came out.

erosier, Feb 05, 2010
Photo of rayjay
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A most excellent gift from brewtull, I believe purchased at Ledger's.

Hazy and pale. Reminds me of Victory St Boisterous in appearance. Musty and smoky aroma. Flavors are akin to a very mellow whiskey drink, maybe a ginger ale with Canadian whiskey but very watered down with ice. Tons of vanilla. A very well-crafted beer that I wouldn't change a bit.

rayjay, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of Strix
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy caramel color, frothy head.

Smells of caramel malt, some vanilla, some piney hops.

Very different from regular dead guy. Big caramel flavor, slight piney grapefruit hop when cold, as it warms, the vanilla and oak really stand out. Rich and flavorful.

Mouthfeel somewhat creamy.

I found this to be quite enjoyable. An interesting blend, but it works.

Strix, Aug 15, 2010
Photo of LauraAlberts
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter glass - mild head with nice lacing.

Appearance: golden copper hue - cloudy

Smell: pears, hint of whisky, pineapple, orange flinstone vitamin, honeydew, very simple and nice smell, hops, apricot

Taste: light - pineapple, hint of whisky, citrus, sour tangerine, apricot, slight taste of hops, faint milk chocolate on forefront of aftertaste, bitterness, alcohol dries out the back end of the taste

Mouthfeel: watery, chewy, crisp

Drinkability: very drinkable - not overly rich with fruit or flavor like some maibocks. very enjoyable.

LauraAlberts, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of THORN
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into Duvel snifter. Served 45-50 F. Thick layer of sediment on bottom of bottle.
A: Dark hazy brown and purple around the edges. Pours thick inch of frothy head that has large pock marks. Head reduces to thin splotchy lace the sticks around snifter.
S: Sweet toasted malts. Slight woody aroma.
T: Sweet toasted malts, mild nuttiness, and smooth woody linger. Sweet whiskey is more apparent as beer is consumed.
M: Medium on tongue, very slight syrup feel.
D: Whiskey barrels smooth the brew out and enhances its subtleties.

THORN, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of DelMontiac
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a Rougue Revolution pint glass. Thanks to Freddy at BierGarten in Tulsa for pointing this one out in his store.

JJDGA poured a slightly hazy amber with a two finger off white head that fizzled away to zilch in a couple of minutes. Lacing = zilch.

Aromas are much appreciated after the lackluster appearance. I get really sweet slightly toasty caramel malts out the chute followed up by sweet booziness al a Southern Comfort. Green grassy hops make me want to dive in.

Flavors are great. I can't believe the huge butteriness in this beer! It's amplified compared to Dead Guy and gets better with warmth. The caramel malt is sweeter in the nose than on the palat, but still great. The sweet woody whiskey flavor is a welcome ride with a side of rye-like spice. There is portion dedicated to pecans and almonds which I suppa dig! A green grasslike hoppiness encroaches and rounds out the thing. Finish is really dry. I like this a lot.

The feel of JJDGA is damn good. Not overcarbed with serves this brew well with the whiskey notion. It's a fuller body than what I expected. Nice. Highly drinkable. Watchout.

Overall, this is a very worthy brew. It beats the hell outta John John Hazel Nut. If you like Dead Guy (as I do) then you'll really appreciate this beer. It is unique and still great - two of my favorite qualities.

DelMontiac, May 07, 2011
Photo of tko741
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shines with hues of gold and ruby in the glass, with a good two-finger head that becomes a thin layer atop the brew. Average lacing.

Smells of charred oak, subtle citrusy hops, caramel, and whiskey. Can't wait.

Whiskey lovers rejoice. Begins with a clear rush of golden whiskey taste, following with a slight malt sweetness and a pronounced hop finish. Aftertaste is smooth and oaky. Mouthfeel is marbly and spongy, very nice...not heavy but not thin, either.

Given its lovely whiskey taste, decent hop profile and lightness, I'd be drinking this often.

tko741, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of Danno48
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.

She pours a hazy iced tea accompanied by a very shallow and quickly dissipating head. Not much lacing.

Smells.... well fantastic. A proper smelling beer. Very sweet on the nose with grape and fig fragrance. Smells very much like a Belgian strong dark.

Tastes of honey and oats... then a slight and soothing woodsiness from the barrel aging and maybe a dry, apricot type sweetness. Just delightful.

Very light on the tongue for the amount of flavor. Mild carbonation.

Lovely beer. And worth the money for one who wants to try something once. Having it with some nice Bleu d'Avergne which works wonders.

Danno48, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of GeoCait
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

GeoCait, Aug 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

rogerthegill, May 31, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

bigbeers84, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of st9647v3
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

st9647v3, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Rion
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Rion, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

pathman, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of amari
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

amari, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of treehouse
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

nosed - whoah..certainly bourbon barrel up in my nose...wood...corn....malty....

mouth - still much bourbon..hops...woodiness...makes me wanna try their bourbon spirits!....some vanilla...this is a HANDSOME beer!....i never was a fan of dead guy but..this offering...wow!...an easy drinker...40 ibu...danger!

treehouse, Mar 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

ckk527, Jul 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

KlayWey, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 2" head that sports some large bubbles and lasts a while.

Smell: bits of oak, whiskey, and caramel are easy to detect.

Taste: grainy malt base, caramel, fruit sweetness, oak, and a touch of alcohol make up a tasty brew. Bitterness is moderate enough to balance this out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Long aftertaste as the flavors glue themselves to your tongue.

Drinkability: this beer was flavorful and satisfying. More than one big bottle can be enjoyed in a session.

Gavage, Mar 06, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

jlogan7, Mar 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

NonicPanic, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Elprico, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

steamboatbrewer, May 12, 2012
John John Dead Guy Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.